Av. du Pennon, Evere
GPS coordinates :
50.8595 , 4.4091
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Sorbus aucuparia
French name :
Sorbier des oiseleurs
Dutch name :
Gewone of wilde lijsterbes
English name :
Rowan/Mountain ash
Family :
Height :
13 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 15 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
138 cm
Expected circumference :
200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 150 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe, Anatolia and Siberia
Favorite soil :
Likes sandy, loamy, particularly fresh and aerated soils, but it adapts to almost all soil types too
Favorite climate

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
Enhances the biodiversity :
Provide oxygen :
Purify the air :
Filter the water :
Prevents flooding :
Stores carbon :
Softens the climate :
Limits soil erosion :
Does good, heals :

Features and characters of the individual

Rowan, or mountain ash, much prefer country hedges or wooded areas in the city, as their roots are particularly sensitive to compact soils and dryness. Therefore, they are quite rare in Brussels. This tree is even more precious, as it is one of the biggest and oldest of the region. These last few years, its vital soil space has been reduced to almost nothing. Its lawn is now a little strip between a path and a car park. How long will it be able to cope with the surrounding urban pressure? When a rowan disappears, it takes its gaiety, colourfulness and sounds with it.